FAST '18 Call for Posters and WiPs

Important Dates

Abstracts and/or posters drafts due: Thursday, January 11, 2018
Notification of acceptance: Thursday, January 18, 2018


We invite submissions to the FAST '18 poster and Work in Progress reports (WiPs) sessions. You can submit a poster, a WiP, or both. Note that if you select both and your abstract is accepted, we may choose it to be presented only as a poster or only a WiP (presentation slots are limited). Posters will be presented at one of the evening receptions on the first two days of the conference. WiPs will be presented during the last session on the second day and be given roughly five minutes each.

If you are requesting to present only a WiP, then submit a one-page abstract, not including references. If, however, you are requesting to present only a poster, or both a poster and a WiP, then please submit a PDF document that includes an abstract summarizing the work, (one page, not including references), and a one-page draft of the poster. We are requesting poster drafts to ensure their quality and also to allow us to provide feedback to poster presenters.

Submission Instructions

Submit your abstract and/or poster drafts in PDF format via the Posters and WiPs submission system. Do not email submissions. Abstracts should not be anonymized: include all information (title, authors' names and affiliations, text, and citations). Abstracts should follow USENIX's format and guidelines: typeset in two-column format in 10-point Times Roman type on 12-point leading (single-spaced), with the text block being no more than 6.5" wide by 9" deep. Submissions violating these guidelines will be rejected without review. Those whose abstract is accepted for a poster presentation will be asked to prepare a 3'x4' full size color poster. USENIX will provide easels and boards for you to display your poster.

Note that all authors of accepted papers are expected to present a poster as well. However, authors of accepted papers do not need to submit an abstract or the draft of their poster. If you have any questions, please contact Anirudh Badam and Gala Yadgar at